Jeeves Takes A Bow
by Playhouse 2000

Dec. 03 - Dec. 04 (2017)


Based on the hilarious characters created by by P.G. Wodehouse, Jeeves Takes a Bow follows very British Bertie Wooster and his ever valiant valet, Jeeves, to New York, where he meets a Broadway chorus girl, is menaced by a real, honest-to-goodness mobster, loses his identity, and is threatened with marriage!  Jeeves jumps to the rescue once again, with enough plot twists to leave you tied up in knots, but with a song in your heart and a smile on your face.

In this adaptation, we find young Bertie Wooster and his valet Jeeves in New York trying to avoid responsibilities back in England. Bertie quickly realizes trouble will find him even in America as he runs into a friend who gets them all mixed up with some questionable theater types. Taking place smack dab in the middle of Prohibition and embodying the fast talking era of the 30s, Jeeves Takes a Bow is a fast-paced and quick-witted comedy.

  • Jeeves Takes A Bow – Plays February 2-18, 2018 – VK Garage Theater
    • Auditions December 3, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. and December 4, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. – VK Garage
Guest Director Jessica Sturm, whose last directing project at P2K was 2015's hit Weekend Comedy, will be filling a cast of 4 men and 2 women of various ages for Jeeves Takes A Bow - a terrific new comedy by Margaret Raether based on the hilarious "Bertie and Jeeves" stories of P. G. Wodehouse.
Auditions will be held on Sunday, December 3 at 2:30 p.m.and Monday, December 4 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kit Werlein Annex Studio (parking is easiest on the Jefferson Street side of the City Center.)
Auditioners should be ready to read from the script - no advance preparation is necessary.  All roles will be cast from the audition.
Roles Available are:
  • BERTIE WOOSTER - the hapless hero on an American adventure. Speaks with a high class British dialect.  This character includes physical comedy as well as fast paced dialogue.
  • JEEVES - Bertie's valet. Calm, cool, collected and full of answers.
  • NIGEL BINGHAM-BINKERSTETH - otherwise known as Binky, he lives in New York and is helplessly in love. He speaks in a British dialect and is a bit dull in intellect. This actor needs to play straight-faced deliveries.
  • RUBY LEROY - an ambitious young New York actress. She is the object of Binky's desire. Must be able to play young (18-22).
  • KNUCKLES MCCANN - a tough guy archetype, Knuckles is Ruby's strong arm. He is a gangster type and should talk with a thick New York dialect. He also needs to play older (30-50).
  • VIVIENNE DUCKWORTH - bespectacled, serious and seemingly straight laced, she comes to New York to research. She speaks in a high British dialect and is acquainted with both Binky and Bertie, though she looks down upon their antics.
Rehearsals for Jeeves Takes a Bow will begin roughly around Dec 11, with a break for both Christmas and New Year. Performances are set for February 2-18, 2018 in the VK Garage Theate

Auditions for Playhouse 2000 shows are roughly 8-12 weeks prior to the opening weekend of the show. Everyone is invited to audition, but we do our best to work very professionally. Actors should expect approximately 6 weeks of rehearsals. A full rehearsal schedule is typically available after auditions.  Auditioners for each show are only expected to attend one audition session unless specially informed about call-backs.

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